Ormston House welcomes multidisciplinary artist Laney Mannion for this week’s Workspace Social. Laney will discuss her current research exploring the use of language in contemporary Ireland. She is interested in linguistic expressions, the tradition of oral storytelling, the divide between rural and urban areas, and the close ties between language, myth, magic and folklore. These combine to inform her research on discourses for political change.
Admission is free and all are welcome. Don’t forget to bring your lunch!
About Laney Mannion:
Laney is a recent graduate of the Centre for Creative Arts and Media in Galway. Originally from Connemara, her work explores the contrast in social commentary between urban and rural areas. Her practice started out in the world of performance and production for theatre, and has now expanded to include sound, sculpture and printmaking. She uses the facade of humour and her love of storytelling to highlight contemporary issues, tangling a wide perspective of ideas and images together. She is one half of the sound art group Queef with fellow artist Claire Guerin. Queef is an audio exploration of psychoacoustics in landscape.
About the Workspace Social
The Workspace Social is a weekly event developed as an alternative format for artists’ talks and networking. Every Thursday, a local or visiting artist is invited to join us for lunch: to discuss a recent project, to share new research or to propose an activity. Participants are welcome to bring along their lunch and to eat with the artist.
The Workspace Social is kindly supported by Healthy Limerick an initiative jointly funded by Limerick City and County Council and the HSE as part of the Social Development Directorate.
InformationWorkspace Social #46: Laney Mannion
Thursday 27 September 2018, 1-2pm
Image: installation detail of Overheard by Laney Mannion, courtesy of the artist.